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The Absurd in Literature$
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Neil Cornwell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074097

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001

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The twentieth century: towards the absurd

The twentieth century: towards the absurd

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The Absurd in Literature
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Neil Cornwell

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0003

This chapter explores the absurdist tendencies in twentieth-century literature, noting that prose fiction had its own proto-absurdist moments, which can be seen in the works of Peter Conrad and Henry James. It then examines avant-garde theory and some related concepts, including futurism and surrealism, concluding with a discussion on the move towards ‘absurdism’.

Keywords:   absurdist tendencies, twentieth-century literature, proto-absurdist moments, avant-garde theory, futurism, surrealism, absurdism, Dadaism

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